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by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: What is this behind front bumper... see the photo.
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: What is this behind front bumper... see the photo.

Interesting.
Whats it look like from the other side, where does the ducting run to?
by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Revs hunt when idle
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Revs hunt when idle

You should check the basics first before suspecting sensors etc they can be an expensive learning curve. First I would go for a check of all the air and vacuum pipework look for cracks etc. Air leaks wil cause the idle speed control valve to try and compensate and your emmisions will be all over the...
by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gearbox oil cooler line leak
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Gearbox oil cooler line leak

Seems to have done the trick. More worrying now is the state of the water line next to it! :( New exhaust today too. Getting the old one off has finished me off for the day. Why not replace the metal pipes with hose? I have swopped out most of the suspect metal pipes for heater hoses without any pr...
by Bongolia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo Breakdown (Paris)
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Bongo Breakdown (Paris)

Think I would go with Flanners suggestion. Basically you need fuel and ignition, faults you describe could be either or both. The garage should be able to easily check out the TPS with a multi meter, not rocket science TPS usually totally fail or develop a flat spot that you can push past by pressin...
by Bongolia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Fitting back swivel seat
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Fitting back swivel seat

Not sure where you are in London but you could try Martin on 02087600650 mob 07870604342.
May be able to help with seat too.
Croydon area.
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Fitting back swivel seat
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Fitting back swivel seat

I doubt if you will find a tested seat that swivels for the Bongo.
I havnt been able to any that have proper approval.
Is the swivelling essential to the layout of the van?
If not why not replace it with a non swivel type or reverse a non swivel one.
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gearbox oil cooler line leak
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Gearbox oil cooler line leak

Cant see why not. If you were a bit nervous then double clip the hose.
Mine are run in hose to the cooler and return .
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: affected by RIB seat scam - advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: affected by RIB seat scam - advice?

Tricky one, think Bob had the right idea see a solicitor. Police are a waste of time lip service at best.. Had a similar experience recently buying a tow bar every excuse you could think of then came the lockdown and a new source of excuses. Eventually charged back via CC company. Maybe your house i...
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Rear Quarter Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Rear Quarter Repair

Ouch! Its a bit difficult to tell from those images how deep and tight the damage is. Ideally the interior trim would be removed and the dent dressed out on the other hand an alternative would be to use a nail puller, these weld a small series of nails to the panel and then these nails are pulled us...
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front inner arches
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Front inner arches

Sad but true. Since the MOT became computerised , although not the reason, the testing has been dumbed down. The reason we were told is the need to comply more closely with EU test standards"compliance" they called it, strangely EU countries all have their own standards and most are tougher than our...
by Bongolia
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front inner arches
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Front inner arches

Hi Helen
Wow didnt know where the term came from, interesting. What about longerons,cant rails, never really thought about where those terms came from.
P.S. nave plates?
by Bongolia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 cranking but not starting - run out of ideas!
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: V6 cranking but not starting - run out of ideas!

Fingers crossed but it sounds as though its in safe hands now.
by Bongolia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front inner arches
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Front inner arches

As far as I am aware there are no pre-formed panels available but they are easy to shape up. Needs good strip out in that area to make life easier. The section at the bottom of the A pillar around mudflap area is a box if you have problems there then opening up that section may reveal more corrosion...
by Bongolia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Breaking Bongos
Topic: 2000 Bongo V6 Petrol 2500cc AFT
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: 2000 Bongo V6 Petrol 2500cc AFT

Is it not worth sticking a belt on it first?
You may want keep it then anyhow would be worth more as a runner.
by Bongolia
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front inner arches
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Front inner arches

Nth. Do a search on 4WD refurb.
In there somewhere are images of inner wing repairs. I have few more showing various states of play if it would help.